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Elite's Knight

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by brian, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi All
    Just finished this slightly converted Elite knight.This has been waiting to be painted for many moons so i finally got round to it.
    A beautiful little figure from Elite,smaller then your usual 54mm but a gem!
    I've got a thing about" in scale chainmail", as some figures mail tends to be a bit chunky and not totally in scale, but Elites 54mm medieval figures are outstanding,as is Pegaso's Irish Knight.The best 54mm mail you'll get.
    Brian

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  2. Robert Laclavik Active Member

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    I very much like your style. Perfect in my eyes, congratulations:D :D
  3. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful painting Brian.
  4. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    A real beauty Brian! Well done.

    Jay H.
    OKC
  5. Taiko Active Member

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Hi Brian,
    one word....EXCELLENT....
  6. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent painting Brian.
    But it took you awhile to get it finished. Scraping off all the fleur de lis.
    It was worth waiting for the finish.
    Awesome brushwork.
    I really wanted to know what is your mix for the skintone..

    Marc
  7. Hardy Guest

    Superb work mate. Hardy
  8. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice indeed, that paint job is first rate
    Cheers
    Tommi
  9. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Excellent paintjob Brain!!
    I started painting mine and will post some pictures soon but it will not be as beautiful as yours.
    Question how did you paint the chainmail?
  10. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    One of the most attractive versions of thsi figure . Your metals are striking and the face also !! Bravo, i really enjoyed it !!!!

    Costas
  11. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Marc
    Yellow ochre Titanium White and Madder Brown(which i believe has been discontinued) but Burnt Sienna can be used but a dab of blue should be added to get rid of the orangey tone it will produce.
    I paint this mix straight over the top of grey car primer and establish the highlights and shading .I then allow this to totally dry with the aid of a lamp usually.Then i paint wet on dry reinforcing the highlights with adding more Tit White to the basic mix.Extreme shading is used by adding W&N Brown Madder to the basic mix (not to be confused with the unobtainable Rowneys Georgian cheap range of Madder Brown.
    If anybody out there knows where they could get hold of the Madder Brown in question please let me know.
  12. KeithP Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent stuff, Brian. Great to see this one completed so well! :)

    Keith
  13. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Another stunner, mate.
    Cheers
    Paul
  14. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Indeed an amazing piece of painting on a classic figure. Well done.

    Xenofon
  15. ldom77 Member

    Country:
    France
    waoh that really a wonderful figure Brian !

    can you explain how you work the metal part ? that rocks !


    Dom
  16. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Brian, I simply love it. Good job mate!!

    Stephen Mallia
  17. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands

    Thanks Brian,
    I'm a lucky guy. I bought three years back W&N Brown Madder (Alizaron)...
    Gonna look for you with the dealer, maybe they have a some more.

    Marc
  18. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Marc
    Sorry to dissapoint you but the W&N Brown Madder Aluzarin is not the one i use.It's Rowney's Georgian cheap range "Madder Brown".
    W&N also make a Brown Madder which is what i use for flesh deep shades,but the Georgian Madder Brown is the "holy grail".
    All a bit confusing isn't it?
    Brian
  19. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Dom
    After cleaning up the figure i give the metal parts a rub down with coarse steel wool and the mail with a small brass brush.Then i mix Lamp Black and Burnt Umber and apply over the bare metal.I then dab it off with kitchen paper towel which will leave a skin of oil paint .The highlights are the bare metal showing through and the shading was done with pure Lamp Black.No thinners were used .In this instance i wanted a shiny appearance to the armour but if i'd wanted a worn appearance i would stipple it with a dry worn out brush.You can check the difference between this figure and my last one i did, the Byzantine Standard Bearer wher i used the more worn look.
    The mail was given a wash with a mixture of Lamp Black and Burnt Umber (slightly different tone from the armour) and added a touch of Liquin and thinned it down to a wash.Normally will use about 2 or 3 coats making sure that each coat is dry before applying the next wash.
    Brian
  20. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Oke, I can have it all. And sure, it is confusing. Any idea if it goes with the W&N...

    Marc

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